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Tracey Sharpley-Whiting

Adichie captures power of storytelling in feminism, empowerment during Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 22, 2019—The power of storytelling—as a way to dismantle, re-envision and understand our culture and ourselves—resonated throughout the Nov. 21 Chancellor’s Lecture Series talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The world-renowned Nigerian author spoke to a completely full audience at Langford Auditorium, receiving standing ovations at several points throughout her lecture.

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Musician George Clinton part of Vanderbilt black theology event

Oct. 2, 2014—Legendary singer-songwriter George Clinton will speak at a Vanderbilt symposium Oct. 18 on "Afrofuturism in Black Theology."

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Jan. 1, 2012—Devin Bender, a support specialist in the emergency department; Melinda Caudill, a medical technologist in the Virology Laboratory; and Katie Gentry, a child life specialist, each have received the Credo Award, given to staff and faculty who exemplify Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s standards for service and all-around professionalism. Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor...

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Video: VUCast: Hand washing police go undercover

Nov. 4, 2010—See how the hand washing police are keeping patients and staff members safe at Vanderbilt; a professor gets a spot on a new top 100 list; plus, how a mosquito’s heart led to a first place prize at an art contest.

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Vanderbilt’s Sharpley-Whiting named to The Root 100 list

Oct. 20, 2010—Vanderbilt professor T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting was named one of the top 100 young leaders of the African American community by the The Root, an online magazine founded by scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Sharpley-Whiting is the author of Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women and editor of The Speech: Race...

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Is America postracial?

Sep. 8, 2009—Contributors to The Speech: Race and Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union" will gather on Sept. 16 for a panel discussion on the topic "Is America Postracial?"

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Vanderbilt professor testifies before Congress; Tracy Sharpley-Whiting speaks out about woman and popular culture

Sep. 25, 2007—A professor from Vanderbilt University told Congress on Tuesday that she found American culture "deeply gratifying and simultaneously disturbing" during a Washington hearing about stereotypes and degrading images in popular culture.

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